Let’s face it; we’re all really busy most of the time. With work, with family, with friends, sometimes it’s really difficult to find the time to go clothes shopping when you’re trying to juggle all these other commitments. This is why the advent of online shopping has been a godsend for the busy modern man, millions of us now shop from our front rooms leaving plenty of time for the things you want to do. But online shopping certainly comes with a few guidelines; here are some tips to make sure your online shopping experience doesn’t turn sour.
Get the Full Picture
If you’re shopping online, it’s important to pay attention to what you’re buying. Luckily, you’re average menswear website will offer some good quality photos of their products, so you can be sure you know what you’re getting. Problems may arise however when photos don’t correctly display the entirety of the garment. I once had a friend who bought a pair of shorts online, only to be disappointed to find that when they arrived, they had a giant spider’s web design stitched the whole way across the back. Learn from his mistake and be careful with what you’re buying.
Is the Website Safe?
This is more of a general web safety tip, but it especially applies when clothes shopping online. Does the website look secure? Can you pay with most major credit cards or via Paypal over a secure connection? If you can, this is a good sign that the site is genuine. Also, be careful of deals that are too good to be true. If a website is offering designer goods at a fraction of their retail price, they are most probably poor quality fakes and there will be something hidden away in the website’s terms and conditions that stop you from returning the goods for this reason.
Ordering clothes from a menswear website can be ideal if you’re too busy to spend your weekends traipsing around shopping centres, so most are happy to pay a small fee for shipping if online shopping saves them time. It’s always important to check exactly what you are paying for shipping though, you might not have realised that you were shopping on a foreign website, which might charge a large fee to ship to your country. If possible, also arrange a delivery time for your clothes that is suitable for your circumstances. You save very little time if you have to keep heading to the post depot to pick up your online orders.
One of the hardest things about shopping for menswear online is that you have no way of getting your sizing right for sure. If you’re shopping on the website of a high street chain that you already buy from regularly, you should be fine. But if you’re ordering from an online-only company, make sure to check their sizing guides to give yourself the best chance of getting the right fit. If not, it isn’t the end of the world, most online retailers will offer a 30-day returns policy similar to what any chain store would offer you.
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